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1 month 3 weeks ago

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is an annual health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and most importantly FOR A CURE. Like so many of our clients, friends and families, the McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes’ family has also been touched by this terrible disease. Recently the firm wore pink to commemorate those that are victims of the disease, to support those that fight the good fight each day against the disease and, best of all, to celebrate those that won the battle and beat cancer. Attached are photos of our attorneys and staff gathering in their pink attire. Please join us in this fight to find a cure for breast cancer.


McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A.

2 months 3 weeks ago

Celebrating 20 years serving the Miami community!!

McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A.

5 months 5 days ago

Three of McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes’ top legal assistants attended the Florida Justice Association Conference seminar on topics such as Ethics and Professionalism in Personal Injury and Defective Products, Driverless Cars and Evidence Preservation. They took the Brightline train to West Palm Beach and before boarding the train, stopped to pose for a picture at the new main Miami Terminal. Pictured left to right are paralegal, Arleen Perez and legal assistants, Rene Alpert and Stephanie Figueroa. For 20 years McLuskey McDonald & Hughes has stayed on the cutting edge of the law and legal trends. Our staff and attorneys are well trained on the law and the latest legal trends. It’s one of the reasons the firm has consistently obtained great results for its clients and will continue to do on all of the cases we handle.

McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A.

5 months 3 weeks ago

McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A. was one of the sponsors of Legal Services of Greater Miami Ninth Annual "Heart of Giving" Celebration and Reception 2018 which honored Francis Suarez, City of Miami Mayor and Dan Gelber, City of Miami Beach Mayor. The event’s Special Guest, Master of Ceremonies was American author and syndicated columnist, Dave Barry. Photos below include attendees Lori Waldman Ross, Dave McDonald, Veronika Garmon, Jack McLuskey, John Hughes and H.T. Smith. McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A. is a regular supporter of Legal Services. Jack McLuskey of the firm is a Past President of Legal Services’ Board of Directors and presently serves on its fundraising committee. The law firm proudly congratulates Legal Services for an event that was well planned and served its overall mission of assisting those less fortunate.

McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A.’s 2017 holiday celebration was held at Two Chefs and included a beautiful table decorated by Lori McLuskey and wonderful menu. Depicted in the photos are Jack and Lori McLuskey (the “New York Wrecking Crew”) and Dave and Maria McDonald (the “Nerd and Nerdette”) along with all members of the Firm playing hilarious “reindeer games” which were developed and hosted by our very own Lisa Riddle.

Firm partner David M. McDonald attended a luncheon hosted Pinecrest Tribune featuring guest speaker former Florida Governor, United States Senator and Statesman Bob Graham. Mr. McDonald is pictured here with Senator Graham.

McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A.

1 year 2 months ago

LSGMI Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The new home of Legal Services of Greater Miami was officially recognized on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Partner John W. (“Jack”) McLuskey introduced Commissioner Francis X. Suarez who presided over the ribbon cutting ceremony. Also in attendance (and shown in the photos below) are Judge Vance E. Salter, Judge Leo Adderly, Jordi Guso, Marcia K. Cypen, Monica Vigues Pitan, Lori McLuskey, Lilly Sanchez, Darrell Paine and Robert Parks.

McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A.

1 year 4 months ago

McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A. is a proud main sponsor of the Miami Jewish Community Center’s Maccabi games. The JCC Maccabi Games® are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America and is the second largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world. Sports and sporting events are a great unifying tool and we wish all of the participants, coaches and organizers a fun week of competition and a successful event filled with the spirit of goodwill.

McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A.

1 year 6 months ago

Miami Duo Securing Justice in Palm Beach!

On June 10, 2017, attorneys John W. “Jack” McLuskey and H.T. Smith won an important Summary Judgment that will prevent the state’s Sovereign Immunity aggregate cap for “claims arising out of the same incident or occurrence” from applying to the separate shootings of five children by their stepfather. The case involved wrongful death and negligence claims against the Florida Department of Children and Families stemming from DCF’s derelict oversight of a family of children who were victims of the worst mass murder-suicide in Palm Beach County history when Patrick Dell shot and killed four of his stepchildren and critically wounded another by shooting each in their bed as they slept. He also killed their mother, Natasha Whyte-Dell, and himself.

Fifteenth Circuit Judge David French ruled that Fla. Stat. § 768.28(5), which had a $200,000 aggregate cap at the time of the shootings in 2010, would not apply to bar the total recovery in this case, and held that the shooting of each child was a separate incident or occurrence. In ruling such, Judge French rejected the argument that the separate shootings were part of one singular incident or occurrence. He also rejected the argument that the incident or occurrence that would trigger the aggregate cap was DCF’s act of negligence, which DCF argued was a singular incident or occurrence.

Mr. McLuskey and Mr. Smith represented Ryan Barnett, who survived a .357 Magnum close-range shot to the neck, and his father, Michael Barnett, who filed claims on behalf of his three murdered children – Bryan Barnett, Daniel Barnett and Diane Barnett. Vincent Miller, Esq. represented Leroy Nelson, who filed a claim on behalf of his murdered son, Javon Nelson.

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